Dürr is core sup­plier of Groupe PSA

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The In­ter­na­tional Groupe PSA has cho­sen the Dürr Group to be­come one of their ma­jor sup­pli­ers in their global net­work. The core sup­plier sta­tus was an­nounced dur­ing a man­age­ment meet­ing be­tween the two com­pa­nies at Dürr’s head­quar­ters in Bi­etigheim-Bissin­gen.

With its brands Peu­geot, Citroën and DS Au­to­mo­biles, and the newly gained brands Opel in Ger­many and Vaux­hall in Great Bri­tain, Groupe PSA has been one of the ma­jor cus­tomers of Dürr for more than 20 years. Dürr has im­ple­mented nu­mer­ous projects for the Groupe PSA, like the in­te­gra­tion of Dürr’s en­ergy ef­fi­cient EcoDryScrub­ber dry sep­a­ra­tion sys­tem at the Sochaux plant in East­ern France. Dur­ing the meet­ing in Bi­etigheim, cur­rent projects of PSA and Dürr like the new fi­nal as­sem­bly shop at Sevel Nord in France, and the new paint shop in Ken­i­tra, Morocco, were dis­cussed. PSA par­tic­u­larly ap­pre­ci­ated the va­ri­ety of skills and assets boasted by Dürr and the co­op­er­a­tion in the men­tioned projects which were – al­though still on-go­ing – part of the mo­ti­va­tion to Dürr’s ap­point­ment as a core sup­plier. An­other one was Dürr’s per­ma­nent in­no­va­tion ef­fort for the im­prove­ment of prod­ucts and pro­cesses such as the new 7-axis ro­bot or the de­vel­op­ment of over­sprayfree paint ap­pli­ca­tion to achieve a more ef­fi­cient and smart pro­duc­tion through­out the plant. Fur­ther­more, the com­pany’s healthy and sta­ble fi­nan­cial sit­u­a­tion was re­garded as a main fac­tor for the re­li­able long-term part­ner­ship. Dürr’s global ex­per­tise in safely ex­e­cut­ing projects all over the world was val­ued as a key com­pe­tence. To­gether with less than ten others, Dürr is now PSA’s core sup­plier for cap­i­tal ex­pen­di­tures, such as plants and ma­chin­ery.

“We are happy about the new sta­tus as core sup­plier, and both the ap­pre­ci­a­tion and the chal­lenge for our fu­ture co­op­er­a­tion that comes along with it”, Jochen Weyrauch, Mem­ber of the Board of Man­age­ment of Dürr AG, said. Bern­hard Sch­mitt, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Dürr in France, also sees pos­i­tive signs for fu­ture col­lab­o­ra­tion. “This is a great mo­ti­va­tion for the whole Dürr team to in­ten­sify our part­ner­ship with Groupe PSA and to get started with our next projects,” he said.

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